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The Importance of Mindfulness

This week The Botanist kicked off Mindful March.

Mindful March gives us the opportunity to take some time to check in with ourselves and be present in the moment.

The word mindfulness is thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean and why is it so good for us?

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the idea of being fully engaged, connected, and present in the moment. Being mindful is all about living in the now not stressing about the past or worrying about the future.

It assists us in better understanding our emotions and appreciating what we have.

 

Why is it so important and what are the benefits of mindfulness?

Being more mindful can be great for improving overall wellbeing, it helps you to get in tune with your emotions. It assists us in realizing what we are grateful for, enhances our connections and relationships, and helps us to really experience the present moment.

Practicing mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance our focus, improve happiness, help control emotions and improve overall health and sleep.

With this comes stronger relationships, more enjoyable experiences, and a more productive work life.

 

Mindfulness is an ability that we all have, that with a little practice can be used to greatly benefit our lives!

 

How can we practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness can be incorporated into your everyday life from eating to sleeping. It can be as simple as pausing and taking a deep breath during work or on the bus ride home.

Going for a walk, putting your phone down, doing an activity you love or writing in a journal are other examples of simple ways to practice being more mindful.

Mindful eating is another aspect of mindfulness, this involves eating slowly without interruptions, using your senses and appreciating your food.

 

For a more extensive mindfulness activity try meditation or yoga. With a focus on breathing these practices can help you to feel grounded, present and relaxed.

Mindfulness can be implemented throughout your life, actively trying to be more present is a small step we can all take towards mindfulness.

Come and experience Mindful March for yourself at the Botanist. With a handful of Mindful March activities lined up, Lyre’s non-alcoholic cocktails, and wholesome food specials, it’s the perfect opportunity to get started on your mindfulness journey.